5 West Bank Palestinians arrested for suspected involvement in terror, violence
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5 West Bank Palestinians arrested for suspected involvement in terror, violence

Rioting reported during overnight operation in Jenin; in Jerusalem, police arrest three for throwing rocks, launching firecrackers at security forces

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Illustrative: Palestinian youths throw stones at Israeli forces during a military operation in  the West Bank city of Jenin on January 18, 2018. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
Illustrative: Palestinian youths throw stones at Israeli forces during a military operation in the West Bank city of Jenin on January 18, 2018. (AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)

Security forces arrested overnight Saturday-Sunday five Palestinians in the West Bank on suspicion of involvement in terror activities and rioting, the army said in a statement.

In addition, during an army operation in the West Bank city of Jenin, rioting broke out during which dozens of protesters set tires alight and threw rocks at security forces, the statement said. The Israel Defense Forces responded with crowd control methods.

There were no reports of injuries to security forces in the clashes.

A further three arrests were made in Jerusalem where two men and a teenager were detained on suspicion of throwing rocks and firing firecrackers at police units, security officials said.

Border Police officers are seen at the Old City of Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, December 7, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Two of the suspects, aged 20 and 21, were arrested for throwing rocks at police stationed at the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. The gate has been the scene of numerous attacks on security forces and Israeli civilians, including stabbings.

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